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      The MERL Seminars: Looking at Ladybird Books in Reading

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      May 24, 2019

      Friday  12:00 PM

      6 Redlands Road
      Reading, Berkshire RG1 5EX

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      The MERL Seminars: Looking at Ladybird Books

      Like the English countryside, Ladybird Books often conjure up a world of nostalgia and heritage. Their purpose and their visual content link them firmly to childhood experience. This short series of talks by University of Reading experts runs in parallel to a major display of original Ladybird Books artwork currently hosted by our Arts Council England partner organisation, Reading Museum. This exhibition draws extensively on material housed and managed by the University. 12-1pm, booking recommended 5 April Does a special font help children with dyslexia to read more fluently?Dr Holly Joseph, Associate Professor of Language Education and Literacy Development at theInstitute of Education, University of Reading. 26 April Reanimating Ladybird Books: A pop-up display of Ladybird Books artworkClare Plascow & Dr Naomi Lebens, University Art Collections and Dr Ollie Douglas, Curator of MERLCollections 10 May Nursery Vision: Reading the Ladybird Books Three Blind MiceDr Neil Cocks, Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature at Reading. 17 May Letterforms and Layout: Designing factual books for childrenProfessor Sue Walker, Professor of Typography at the University of Reading. 24 May Ladybird Books Landscapes: What to look for in the What to Look For booksDr Jeremy Burchardt, Associate Professor in the Department of History, University of Reading Discover a small selection of material from the Ladybird Books Archive in our Ladybird Gallery and explore further in Ladybird Books: 'How it Works' at Reading Museum from Saturday 30th March  until 17th August.

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